Since the 23rd of March I have switched to online consultations using FaceTime, WhatsApp and Zoom software.
This is recommended by the NHS, NICE, the General Medical Council and the national regulations on slowing the spread of the virus. Most private hospitals are restricting face-to-face outpatient visits to the most urgent cases.
Most medical insurance companies have approved this, however, insured patients should confirm the ‘online’ appointment with their insurers beforehand.
It is always best to ask your General Practitioner to write a referral letter with details of your problem and the relevant background. However, I am happy to see patients without a formal referral letter.
For private appointments I can see patients referred by GPs, Physiotherapists, Practice Nurses or other appropriate professionals. I also see self-referred patients.
I aim to give plenty of time for consultations so all appointments are booked for 45 minutes. You can ask for longer appointments at booking.
If an appointment is required urgently please email me or speak to the hospital booking teams who can contact me directly.
If you have any questions you can contact me directly by secure email here.
Review from Doctify, March 2020
“We had an online consultation, due to us being in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020, so the normal routines of a consultant’s appointment were cast to one side. But the clarity and helpfulness of Dr O’Reilly shone through the restrictions of using Face Time and by the end of the consultation I had a much clearer understanding of both my condition and how it may effect me in the future”